Editor’s Note: After finally getting caught up this past week, we got a bit behind thanks to a bug that seemed to have plagued all but two bloggers from this past week’s Drew Estate Cigar Safari media tour. We should be caught up soon, although both Brooks and I are still not feeling 100%. In other news, tomorrow is June 5th, which means that Prop. 29 goes up for vote in California. The halfwheel editorial recommends voting no, for reasons you can find here.

  • Ortega Serie D Natural Formally Announced — Story here.
  • More Details Emerge Regarding Christian Eiroa’s Return — Details here.
    Padilla Invictus Box
  • Padilla Revamps Line — Story here. Picture of the Invictus is above.
  • Drew Estate BOTL.org 2012 Formally Announced — Details here.
  • E.P. Carrillo Atlantic 15th Anniversary Formally Announced — Press release here.
  • New Brick House Size Announced — Press release on the Teaser here.
  • Padilla Premier Cru! — Press release here.
  • Emilio Updates Futures Releases — Press release here.
  • Miami Cigar & Co. Announces Añorazas — It happened here.
  • J. Grotto Announces Silk — Press release here.
  • K.A. Kendall Adds LancerosHere is the press release.
  • J.M. Tobacco Launches Classic Petits — Press release here.
  • Federal Cigar Gets A Diamond Crown Lounge — Press release here.
  • Cigars And Chardonnay — Press release here.
  • PENSA’s New Green Factory — Press release here.
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Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I have written about the cigar industry for more than a decade, covering everything from product launches to regulation to M&A. In addition, I handle a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff here at halfwheel. I enjoy playing tennis, watching boxing, falling asleep to the Le Mans 24, wearing sweatshirts year-round and eating gyros. echte liebe.